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Older comments[edit]

can someone do a correction on this article? Fifth avenue does not extend into the Bronx, only 3rd avenue fully extends into the Bronx, madison, 145th and 155th are connected by bridges but they don't extend into the bronx. The only other continous Manhattan thoroughfare that extends into the bronx is Broadway.

and the east/west divide in the bronx is Jerome avenue

Photo[edit]

The new photo is cool. I love having as many photos as possible of places on Wikipedia. I think we should definitely keep it, but if someone can take one that isn't so dark, it might be even better. Thanks, though. Moncrief 23:08, May 12, 2005 (UTC)

East / west[edit]

It's clear that the west side begins at 5th avenue at 59th street (as stated in the article) and south of there. Is that also the case between 59th and 110th? i.e. if one is walking along the wall of Central Park? CoolGuy 17:39, 24 December 2005 (UTC)

The West Side north of 59th St. begins west of Central Park West (Eighth Ave. below 59th), and is referred to as the 'Upper' West Side, at least as far as 110th, sometimes up to 125th, past Columbia.

New bus signs on the west side of Fifth Avenue indicate that at least the person who designed the signs thinks the west side of Fifth Avenue is part of the West Side, even along the east side of Central Park. This certainly differs from my personal perspective. Having lived on Fifth Avenue for 40-some years, I have never met anyone who didn't consider the west side of Fifth Avenue to be part of the East Side. Drgitlow 04:27, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Nikola Tesla?[edit]

Fifth Avenue is rife with countless historical addresses, personages, and famous events. It seems a bit strange to single out this one scientist. The only way to balance it out would be to add all the other famous people associated with this street, which could be rather excessive. What's the official Wikipedia stance? (I'm never in favor of removing useful info, but articles should have a balance, right?)

Sure, I think we should add a good deal of them, as long as we can keep everything organized. Notable books would be great too.


35 South Fifth Avenue is listed as Tesla's address. Is there an explanation anywhere of what is called South Fifth street? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.52.142.47 (talk) 15:37, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

More[edit]

Shouldn't there be a section describing some of the attractions on fifth avenue? sjgtl

?[edit]

"Joseph Winston Herbert Hopkins founded this street." Very dubious. --Wetman 06:52, 25 August 2006 (UTC)

Fashion Avenue?[edit]

I've never, ever, ever heard 5th Avenue referred to as Fashion Avenue, colloquially or otherwise, in print or speech. If anyone has any sort of reference for this, please share it.

Incompetent editing: always confusing. "Fashion Avenue" is a publicity stunt term for the stretch of Seventh Avenue called the "Garment District." It has nothing to do with Fifth Avenue.--Wetman 04:58, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

Parenthetical[edit]

Why does Fifth Avenue redirect to Fifth Avenue (Manhattan)? If the Fifth Avenue in Manhattan is the primary meaning (evidenced by the fact that that title redirects here), then shouldn't this article just be at Fifth Avenue? 138.69.160.1 14:16, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

Picture[edit]

5th. Ave.

Here is a picture I made, when I was in NYC in october. It was shot in front of the Metropolitan Museum and shows the east-side-facades of 5th Avenue... Dekoker 14:35 25. November 2007 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.73.158.252 (talk) 13:35, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

bike ban[edit]

Why is a proposed bike ban from 1987 discussed as though it is an ongoing issue that hasn't yet been resolved? john k (talk) 14:00, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

Jerome Avenue[edit]

The "See also" section of this article mentions "Jerome Avenue a shopping street in the Bronx", but it does not mention how Jerome Avenue also divides east-west streets in the Bronx like Fifth Avenue does in Manhattan. This last part of the entry is important but apparently has been removed twice. I don't understand the reason for its deletion. Epicgenius(talk to mesee my contributions) 11:59, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

The purpose of the "See also" section is to direct the interested reader to other articles, not to be a "mini-article" in itself. Beyond My Ken (talk) 17:24, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

History of the traffic direction of Fifth Avenue[edit]

Fifth Avenue definitely did not become one-way in 1942 as stated in the article -- at least not permanently. I specifially remember Fifth Avenue being two-way as late as the mid-1960's. It's also clearly two-way in the opening scene of the film "Breakfast at Tiffany's," which was shot in 1961: Holly Golightly gets out of the right side of her taxi in front of Tiffany's -- so the taxi must have been heading uptown. There's an article here that says Fifth Avenue became one-way in January 1966, but I cannot confirm that independently.

Have you ever heard of a "set"? Things can be made up to make it look as though it were real. Epicgenius(talk to mesee my contributions) 12:04, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
You think that the opening sequence of Breakfast at Tiffany's was shot on a "set"? Almost all of the exterior shots were shot on location in NYC. The opening sequence described by the OP was definitely on location at Tiffany's. Dave Dial (talk) 18:01, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
I agree with DD2K, it is quite easy to tell the difference between scenes shot on location and scenes shot in the studio. Beyond My Ken (talk) 18:08, 5 June 2013 (UTC)